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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:04 AM

Walker "Quietly" signs voting restrictions...

and Beloit news reacts...appropriately..

http://wisdems.org/news/press/view/2014-03-wisdems-statement-on-scott-walkers-voter-suppression

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Reply Walker "Quietly" signs voting restrictions... (Original post)
ewagner Mar 2014 OP
Scuba Mar 2014 #1
rock Mar 2014 #2
Blue Owl Mar 2014 #3
ewagner Mar 2014 #7
Blue Owl Mar 2014 #9
hue Mar 2014 #4
hue Mar 2014 #5
AleksS Mar 2014 #6
dragonlady Mar 2014 #8
AleksS Mar 2014 #10
mokawanis Mar 2014 #11

Response to ewagner (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:13 AM

1. They can't win on policy ...

 

“The Beloit Daily News got it right when they said, ‘Tampering with voting rights is shameful.’

"Despite nearly universal opposition from the Daily News and other editorial boards across the state, Scott Walker took the shameful step of signing into law a voter suppression bill designed to make it harder for seniors, students, veterans, and minorities to exercise their rights at the ballot box.

"That’s because, after seeing his approval rating fall in the latest public opinion poll, Scott Walker knows he can’t win on the strength of his ideas or on his failed economic agenda that dropped Wisconsin to 35th in the nation in job creation.

“But even in the face of the Republicans’ best effort to rig the next election to overcome the lack of enthusiasm for their failed agenda, Wisconsinites will reject Republicans up and down the ticket this November because they know Walker hasn’t created the jobs he promised.”

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:27 AM

2. Policy, ideas, ability

They can't win on anything positive. They can't win. Maybe they can cheat! They're certainly gonna try.

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:37 AM

3. Hobbling the opponent before the game is fair play in Walker's book

He's the Tonya Harding of politics

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:13 AM

7. WHOOOHOOO! Best line yet...

SCOTT WALKER IS THE TANYA HARDING OF POLITICS!!!!

I'll use it loudly and often!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 29, 2014, 12:01 PM

9. Whatever it takes to get rid that scumbag!

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 10:51 AM

4. Lol! If only Wanker & Co. had a sense of shame. They have NO shame.

They are liars, cheats & sociopaths. They do not respond & never will to accusations of shame.

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 11:04 AM

5. Scott Walker chooses dollars over votes (The Cap Times editorial )

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/editorial/scott-walker-chooses-dollars-over-votes/article_c822a639-7402-5f41-aca3-11e09ad6bb20.html

There's some irony here.

Bitter irony.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was set jet off to Las Vegas Thursday to bid for the favor of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. A top Republican donor, who gave tens of millions of dollars to aid the campaigns of Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and other GOP contenders in 2012, Adelson has the kind of money that could allow Walker to get his 2016 presidential bid off the ground.

But before he flew to Vegas, Walker took time to sign into law Senate Bill 324, with its strict new limits on early voting, morning and evening voting and weekend voting. The governor tinkered with the bill to remove language about the number of hours when in-person absentee voting is allowed prior election days and, amazingly, to eliminate a provision that would have reimbursed local governments for hiring people to assist Wisconsinites who seek to cast early ballots. But the bottom line is this: The governor has embraced a plan that will prevent farmers, small-business owners, shift workers and students from voting before 8 a.m. or after 7 p.m., and from casting ballots on Saturdays or Sundays.

“Gov. Walker put politics ahead of people by signing SB 324," Lisa Subeck, the executive director of United Wisconsin, well explained. "His actions amount to betrayal of trust of the hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin seniors, veterans, students, and working people who regularly exercise their right to vote via early absentee ballot.”

In a democracy, voting is supposed to matter most.

But Walker, by is action Thursday, has disregarded and disrespected the vote.


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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Sat Mar 29, 2014, 10:46 AM

6. Yup, he's trying to stop my wife from voting

Yup, he's trying to stop my wife from voting.

She works on Tuesdays from 7:00AM to 7:00PM, pretty far away from where we vote. So on-day voting is pretty much impossible. Early voting on weekends was the way to go.

But, since she's not an angry old white guy, she doesn't actually matter in Wisconsin--at least according to this gov.

Dirtbag.

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Response to AleksS (Reply #6)

Sat Mar 29, 2014, 11:37 AM

8. Have her apply for an absentee ballot by mail

There's a form on the GAB website at http://gab.wi.gov/forms/gab-121-english (Spanish and Hmong versions also available). She can vote at home and mail the ballot to the clerk's office. I think that may be one strategy we can use to get around the problems this new obstacle will cause (unless a lawsuit solves the problem, but that's not at all certain).

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Response to dragonlady (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 29, 2014, 07:37 PM

10. Thanks! (eom)

Thanks!

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Response to ewagner (Original post)

Sat Mar 29, 2014, 08:47 PM

11. Anything to win

Any lie, propaganda, or rhetorical device will do when Walker spews his shit. He's nothing but a corporate whore. A cheap punk in an expensive suit.

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